Frances Barg, PhD, MEd, Internal Advisory Board; Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute

Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd, is a member of the UPenn PRC Internal Advisory Board and Principal Investigator on the Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute. Dr. Barg is a medical anthropologist and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, a senior fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences. She is a collaborator for mixed methods and qualitative research with interdisciplinary research teams across six schools at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Barg is currently the co-director for the Mixed Methods Research Lab in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and was the Director of the Qualitative Research Unit for the Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research at Penn. In this role, she led a cadre of investigators who incorporated qualitative and mixed methods into their work on adherence to treatment and understanding patient treatment choices for anti-depressants vs. psychotherapy. She serves on the editorial board for The Journal of Mixed Methods Research and is a frequent reviewer for journals that publish qualitative health research.

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